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NECG Front Sight on Ruger Hawkeye

Old 10-15-2015, 09:24 PM
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Default NECG Front Sight on Ruger Hawkeye

I would like to add a NECG Universal Screw On front ramp to a 30-06 Ruger Hawkeye All Weather to be used with an NECG Ruger peep sight.
I have a few problems, though. The buggest being that I have no idea what height ramp or front sight inserts to get. The other is that I don't what style front sight to get. I would be using it for elk in Wyoming's thick timbered mountains and I have no idea whether I should get a white bead, a fiber optic bead, or partridge blade. And if I do go with a bead I don't know if I should get a small or large one.
Another thing, should I use I hood with the front sight when using a peep? Ross Seyfried said not to but didn't elaborate. I couldn't find anything else on it.
Please help with any advice you can give.
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Old 10-16-2015, 06:21 PM
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NEGC will be able to help you pick out the right ramp and sight height for your rig. It's not a difficult calculation if you know your divergence for LOS (POA) vs. boreline, all you have to do is factor in the taper of the barrel and barrel length against the height of the rear sight vs. the centerline of the bore, plus correction for the drop of your load at the range you'll be shooting. Brownells has a calculator on their site that'll do all of that for you also.

If you're hunting elk in thick cover I'd go with a larger bead and as fiber-optic. A round hood with a peep sight can start to mimic the sight picture of a peep and globe sight, which is an advantage. It'll rob you of a bit of illumination on your fiber optic unless it's "vented". I recommend the larger dot and fiber optic because it'll offer you the best low light visibility, which will be more important than precision in short range, thick timber hunting. The NEGC peep sights come with multiple aperture diameters to allow you to match your peep to your front sight, hood, and lighting conditions.

NEGC offers a multi-bead front sight (or at least used to) that had a flip style bead that would reveal a smaller bead underneath. Might not be a bad option for you. Better visibility in low light, but better precision available for longer range shots.
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Old 10-23-2015, 07:54 PM
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I would also say to go with a fiber optic. I prefer green. Red seems to play with these old eyes and sometimes appears like an infinity symbol (sideways 8).
As for the front sight hood though I would say no. I have several rifles with peeps. Mostly levers like the Win 94 and Marlin 1895. I've found that without the hood it is easier to center the bead in the peep. At least for me that is the case.
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